Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Shellbrook’s Community Infrastructure
Shellbrook, SK – November 13, 2012 – Today, Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced federal funding for upgrades to the Shellbrook swimming pool under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
“Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities,” said MP Hoback. “By improving community facilities like the swimming pool in Shellbrook, we are assisting the economic boom in Saskatchewan by helping municipalities upgrade recreational services in order to accommodate their expanding populations.”
Federal funding of $39,362 will help the community remove the swimming pool’s toddler pool, which has deteriorated significantly, and replace it with a splash park. The splash park will be easier to maintain and less costly for the Town to operate.
“We are extremely pleased to be awarded this support,” said Lois Freeman, Deputy Mayor for Shellbrook. “This allows us to upgrade a facility in our community that is in dire need of replacement. The swimming pool facility attracts many people and with a new splash pool the facility will be utilized by many more. On behalf of all of the residents in our area we thank you for this support.”
CIIF supports, on a cost-shared basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure accessible to the public. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is delivering the Fund in Western Canada with an allocation of $46.2 million over two years.
Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating small and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity